AYOTZI 68 is a collective of artists and activists that focuses on artistic creation, popular education and supporting the food sovereignty movement.  The name of the collective emerges from the social movement that intensifies after the Mexican army forcibly disappear 43 students for the Isidro Burgos Teacher’s College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in September 2014.  As well as it collects the histories of global student movements of 1968, for instance when thousands of students were killed by the Mexican army in Tlatelolco. These events in turn are directly linked to the indigenous Zapatista struggle and a global indigenous resistance.  One of the objectives of the collective is to advance artistic creation and education through anti-capitalist practices, linking indigenous resistance and anti colonial struggles happening simultaneously around the world

In a few weeks I will be sending money raised through sales of the two 'Our Missing' tracks to the rural school in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. In a tragic series of events 43 students from the school were disappeared by state forces on the night of September 26th 2014. There is still no news of them. Having been in Mexico soon after they disappeared and learning about it through demonstrations I encountered, and from people I met, I felt impelled to do something to help. The rural teacher training colleges are vital for the continuation and survival of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, so the money raised from the sales of music written for a short film about the missing 43 will go to the rural school.

If you would like to help this cause please head over to my website where you can securely purchase downloads and also see the film. Your support is much appreciated. Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased tracks already, I am very grateful. I will keep you updated.

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En una pocas semanas estaré enviando el dinero juntado atreves de las dos piezas que he compuesto “Our Missing - Nuestros desaparecidos” de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa en México. Una escena trágica en la que 43 estudiantes fueron forzadamente desaparecidos por las fuerzas del Estado mexicano la noche del 26 de septiembre de 2014. Hasta la fecha seguimos sin saber de ellos. Me encontraba en México justo después de que los estudiantes desaparecieron. Aprendiendo y conociendo personas en protestas es que me sentí tocado por esta situación y quise hacer algo para ayudar.
Las Escuelas Normales Rurales son vitales para la supervivencia de los pueblos indígenas de México así que el dinero que sea recaudado por venta de la música que he compuesto y el pequeño video de los 43 estudiantes desparecidos ira a la Escuela Rural.
Si te gustaría ayudar esta causa por favor ve a mi sitio en línea y podrás comprar y descargar de manera segura las piezas y también ver el pequeño video. Tu ayuda es muy apreciada. Gracias a todos los que ya han descardo las piezas, estoy muy agradecido, los mantendré al tanto.

www.lawrencekelson.com




They took theM alive, we want them back alive

VIVOS SE LOS LLEVARON, VIVOS LOS QUEREMOS